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intelligence quotient

 A ratio that compares a person's cognitive skills with that of the general population, usually calculated as the mental age divided by the chronologic age, multipled by 100
Intelligence Quotient Tests
Preschool Bayley Scale of Infant development, Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities, Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children
School age Wechsler scales, Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children
Adult Wechsler scales, Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale
Adult  20-35  Severe mental retardation
  36-51 Moderate mental retardation
  52-67 Mild mental retardation
  68-83 Borderline mental retardation
  90-110 Average
  >140 Gifted–'genius' 
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

preschool

(prē′skool″) [ pre- + school]
An educational institution such as a nursery school or play group that encourages the cognitive, emotional, and social development of children before they enter mandatory education, i.e., kindergarten.
preschool, adjective
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Preschoolers with ADHD also experienced slowed growth rates during the year after starting stimulant treatment, reports a team led by psychiatrist Laurence Greenhill of the New York State Psychiatric Institute in New York City.
The PTOPS is a measure of preschoolers' social competence across specific social contexts.
Sexually motivated abductions, while more common than in toddlers, occur less frequently in preschoolers than emotion-based crimes.
Several studies (Nastasi & Clements, 1993; Shahrimin & Butterworth, 2002) found that preschoolers engaged at the computer center in the classroom were more apt to provide their peers with information, directions, and informative explanations for their actions.
Older preschoolers' faith in the fantasy character, ironically, reflected their newfound intellectual sophistication, Woolley and her coworkers proposed in the November 2004 Developmental Science.
His research interests include examining the social competency of preschoolers with exceptionalities.
Using similar methodologies, however, Kontos (1983) and Freund (1990) found that mothers' emphasis on metacognitive information was strongly predictive of the preschoolers' independent task performance on both spatial and problem-solving tasks.
Whether the reader agrees or disagrees with the Core Knowledge position, this is a book with useful ideas for parents and teachers of preschoolers and beyond.
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Makati Mayor Binay on Thursday led the distribution of the raingear to preschoolers in Comembo Elementary School, Pembo Elementary School and Rizal Elementary School, a statement released on Friday said.
Rita Riddle, Makati schools division superintendent, said all 6,745 preschoolers enrolled in the 25 public elementary schools (ES) will each receive a raincoat and a pair of rain boots.
"Although there have been many clinical trials of peanut oral immunotherapy in older children and one trial in preschoolers, there has been a lack of real-world data due to safety concerns of offering this treatment to preschoolers outside of a research setting," said Lianne Soller, the lead author of the study which was published in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.